1986 Porsche 944 Donated to NSAL

Porsche is known for making sleek and speedy sports cars, but did you know they can also support the missions of your favorite charities? The focus of this post, an ’86 Porsche 944 Turbo, helped the largest no-kill shelter in North America, the North Shore Animal League. We can tell you all about this car, and how vehicle donations support this incredible charity.

The Car: Porsche 944 Turbo

The 944 is the fourth Porsche model line, sandwiched between the 924 and the 911. Of course, the major mechanical difference between the 924 and 944 was found under the hood. The 944 featured a 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine that made it a “true” Porsche.

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The features of this model appealed to more than just motorheads. The first vehicle sold in the US with a passenger airbag included as standard equipment? You guessed it: the Porsche 944. There’s a need for safety with all that speed, even when most contemporary models charged extra for a steering wheel airbag.

The Charity: North Shore Animal League

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The North Shore Animal League is the largest no-kill shelter in the world, and every year they place around 18,000 animals in loving homes. They’ve been doing incredible work since 1944: over 1,000,000 animals’ lives have been saved by North Shore Animal League! They are celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2019 as the leaders of the no-kill movement.

The North Shore Animal League not only rescues animals but provides much-needed care to prepare rescues for adoption. In only one year, their staff performed over 85,000 exams and vaccinated over 65,000 animals.

They also focus on education and have reached over 3,000,000 students with their Mutt-i-grees program. This program focuses on social and emotional learning, something critical that is often not highlighted in schools.

They rely on the support of generous donors and volunteers to help feed and care for the animals in their care.

The Value of Vehicle Donations

Vehicle donations are an unexpected but incredible way to support the work of your favorite charities. With our donation program, we sell donated vehicles at auction, and the proceeds go directly to the charity.

Transparency is key. Car Donation Wizard has the highest returns of any car donation program out there. On average, between 75-80% of the gross proceeds go to support your charity. We work hard to make sure that our costs say low, and the sale prices for vehicle donations are high.

If you have questions, are ready to get started, check out our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227.


1960 Thunderbird Donated to Maine Public

This week’s featured car donation is a futuristic antique Thunderbird that supported Maine Public! Want to know more about this car’s fascinating history, and how to turn an old car into radio programming? Read on!

The Car: 1960 Ford Thunderbird

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The Ford Thunderbird is an iconic American car, and the very first model was produced in 1955.

Those early cars were initially two-seaters, which certainly was nice for zipping around, but didn’t quite meet the requirements of the standard American family.

In 1958, Ford decided to expand the Thunderbird – literally – by adding a backseat. These so-called “square-birds” were wildly popular, and even named Motor Trend Magazine’s Car of the Year. Not so square after all!

Thunderbirds made their mark in popular culture as well. Fans of the Beach Boys may recall the track “Fun Fun Fun,” about a girl’s adventures in her classic T-bird.

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Bet your bottom dollar that a Maine Public Radio station is playing on that radio?

Most cars in Maine are at one point or another moving the sounds of Maine Public’s many stations. This vintage car helped move Maine Public into the future, as a vehicle donation.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is comprised of ten radio stations across the state. The cooperative of community-based stations first broadcast in 1992. MPBN’s radio and television signals reach almost all the populated area in Maine.

Maine Public informs, inspires, and delights listeners in Maine, as well as lucky residents of MA, NH and Canada who are also in the range of the signals. They are

They have over 60,000 sustaining members, which makes MPBN the largest nonprofit membership group in ME. The support of these listeners and viewers allow the network to provide free, everyday service across the state and beyond.

Listeners to Maine Public are familiar with the network’s commitment to the pursuit of truth when it comes to the issues that matter most to Maine.

Do you want to support the wonderful work of Maine Public, or your favorite local station? We make it easy to donate your car.

All you need to do in order to donate your car to NPR is to visit our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227. Just provide some simple information about the car donation, and we will locate a towing agency in your neck of the woods. We will tow away your car in no time, and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the vehicle donation.

Turn your car into your favorite radio programs with our easy car donation program!


World Braille Day

mozToday, January 4, marks the worldwide celebration of Braille Day! This date is actually the birthday of Louis Braille, who invented this wonderful system of reading and writing. Continue reading for the history of Braille, and how you can support the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany!

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Louis Braille lost his vision after a childhood accident but remained a determined scholar. In 1824, at the age of 15, he created a system of reading and writing that uses raised dots in lieu of flat writing. His inspiration was a captain in Napoleon’s army, Charles Barbier. The army used a communication code called Night Writing, which Charles further developed and expanded.

From a young age, Louis changed the present and future of those with blindness or who are visually impaired. By 1916, Braille made its way to schools across the US, and has continued to grow. Even if you cannot read Braille, you’ve likely noticed it on signs, elevators, and ATMs.

The presence of Braille in the world today allows people with blindness to move more freely in the world. Braille encourages a greater degree of independence and accessibility.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

Here at Car Donation Wizard, we are proud to work with the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, a nonprofit founded in 1908. Their mission statement is simple. They assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired achieve independence and growth. They offer employment training and placement, rehabilitation services, and free vision screening to children.

If you’re inspired by the wonderful mission of the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, you can support them through a vehicle donation! Simply visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227 to begin the donation process. You can get rid of your old car, get a tax receipt, and help make a better world for people with blindness.


March of Dimes Charity Spotlight

The first charity spotlight of 2019 is on a charity that supports families across the nation, by caring for moms and babies: March of Dimes. March of Dimes primarily fights premature birth, which affects 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing organization and the surprising way you can support them.

Most people are familiar with the wonderful work of March of Dimes, but did you know about the charity’s presidential origins?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s experience with polio spurred his decision to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The charity pioneered the vaccine that eradicated polio in the US. The organization was later renamed to March of Dimes.

March of Dimes fights premature birth through a few key strategies: research, care innovation, advocacy, education and NCIUs. They are committed to supporting moms throughout their pregnancies, and babies as they grow.

The charity researches the causes of premature birth and birth defects. They also provide information to mothers and families on the dangers of these issues and how to avoid them. With local programs throughout the country, their resources are readily available to families nationwide.

Support March of Dimes with a Car Donation

A surprisingly simple and effective way to donate March of Dimes is by donating your car! When you donate a car through Car Donation Wizard, you can trust that you are helping your charity.
We ensure that the charity receives between 75-80% of the gross proceeds of the car’s sale. That’s more than any other car donation program out there. Not only do we make the process easy, but you can rest assured that your donation makes a difference.

All you need to do to get started is visit our website or give us a call at 888-898-1144. A local tow agency will reach out in about 2 business days to schedule a convenient pickup. After the car auctions, we will provide you with a tax receipt for the donation. It can be hard to say goodbye to an old car but know you’re saying hello to a future without premature birth.

Jumpstart the fight against premature birth with a car donation!



Vespa VTS Donated to Habitat for Humanity

This week’s vehicle spotlight is on a sporty red Vespa that helped support the Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco! You too can support your local Habitat when you donate a motorcycle or other vehicle.

The Vespa

This bright, cherry-red scooter is a classic Vespa GTS, released 50 years after the launch of the Vespa GS (Grand Sport). The GTS (Grandturismo Sport) is a fresher, more powerful version of the original sport scooter. As far as athletes go, the GTS is far more Sporty Spice than Wade Boggs. The body style is a “vespino,” which is an adorably named smaller body that re-emerged a year before this model’s release.

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This odometer on this scooter shows fewer than 5,000 miles!

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The streamlined “vespino” GTS

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The Charity: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that focuses on providing affordable homeownership to families in need. They have a simple vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Future homeowners have only to make a down payment of “sweat equity.” That includes working on construction sites, attending workshops, or volunteering at their Restores. Their homeownership programs are not a temporary fix but provide stability for generations.

When you donate a motorcycle or any other vehicle, we make sure the proceeds stay in your community. This donor resides in the San Francisco area, so their donation went to support their local Habitat: HFH of Greater San Francisco.

This affiliate has built 248 homes in the local area since they became active in 1989. Affordable housing is incredibly difficult to find in the San Francisco area, so Habitat’s work changes people’s lives. Along with the impressive number of builds, they have also completed 286 Neighborhood Revitalization Projects since 2011. These include providing home repairs and improving parks, gardens, and community assets.

How to Donate a Motorcycle

Do you want to support the incredible efforts of your local Habitat for Humanity? When you donate a motorcycle or a car, we are happy to help.

It’s a simple process, we just need some information about the motorcycle and photos, and in no time your motorcycle donation will be towed away. You’ll receive a tax deduction, and your charity will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds.

Visit our helpful website or give us a call at 877-277-4344 to get started!